Tag Archives: books

Books, books, glorious books: my 2019 highlights

A year of rewarding reading.

Being a Writer F*cks Up Your Life

Craig Higginson discusses his exquisite novel, “The Dream House”, writing practice and much more.

Author Colm Tóibín on ‘Pulling Things Up and Out’

The Irish master discusses the creative impulse, his writing process, and why he finally started writing about queer characters.

Garth Greenwell on the Poetry of Being an Outsider

“I had no intention of writing about childhood or Kentucky in the 90s or being a queer person there…”

Writing as Therapy: Damon Galgut on Unpicking a Psychological Knot Through Fiction

The award-winning gay author Damon Galgut reflects on the compulsion behind crafting stories –  and what it means to be a “real” novelist.

Acclaimed Author Edmund White on Capturing The Gay Experience

“In fiction you have an obligation to show representative characters… you don’t just want to show a bunch of freaks.”

A powerful portrait of the immigrant experience: “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” reviewed

This is easily one of the best debut novels of the year: an unflinching, lyrical dissection of tragedy and trauma — large and small.

Lessons from a Nobel Laureate​: the late Nadine Gordimer on South Africa’s turmoil

A chat with the late Nadine Gordimer in which she discussed her last novel, banned books and her life’s big regret.

My 2018 books: a year of reading

The books that moved and inspired me this year (and that might move and inspire you too…).

A novel idea

Veteran ad man John Hunt on his debut novel, The Space Between The Space Between.